Discover who gave Zac the advise to “shut up and listen!”, why his curiosity helped him succeed, and what inspired him to help other leaders realize that it’s ok to rest (14 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: Zac Jiwa.
Zac is an investor, entrepreneur, and thought leader in healthcare technology. His illustrious career has given him a wide range of leadership experience, and he is knowledgeable about the difficulties that the healthcare industry poses to both businesses and consumers. In addition, he is a man of faith and the founder of Kingdom Ventures.
At Olive, the healthcare AI company, Zac oversaw M&A for its Clearinghouse business and led a team primarily concerned with healthcare fintech and payment automation. As CEO of The Karis Group (now Point Health), which had previously operated as a patient advocacy call center, Zac oversaw the company’s transformation into a provider of technology-enabled services before joining Olive. He restructured the company, hired a new executive team, and raised capital to align the company for future success. Prior to taking on his most recent roles, Zac founded MI7, Inc., where he and his team spearheaded efforts to commoditize clinical data exchange while building disruptive cloud-based technology in the healthcare interoperability space. He has worked with digital health businesses like Medici (telehealth), Cureatr (telepharmacy), Texas Health Catalyst at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Pacific Crest Securities, Pristine (telehealth via Google Glass), Freebird Interactive in a strategic advisory capacity through his work with ZEEM Consulting.
Zac was previously a member of the prestigious first class of Innovation Fellows at the US Department of Health and Human Services. There he worked on complex problems with the technical implementation of Healthcare.gov. Zac also served as the chief technology officer and IT coordinator for the Department of Health in Louisiana. He was in charge of federal and state efforts related to the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009) and drove innovation initiatives for the department. Other positions included Head of Product for Connected Health at Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, Healthcare Product Manager for Motion Computing’s C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant Tablet PC, and Chief Information Officer for Pediatric Subspecialists at Children’s Hospital Austin.
Zac holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University and studied Marketing at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
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CEO Blindspots® podcast host: Birgit Kamps.
Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. She is able to help investors and executives quickly discover blind spots holding their organization back, and accelerate leadership effectiveness.
In addition, Birgit is the host of the CEO Blindspots® Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%; https://www.ceoblindspots.com/
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